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August 14, 2013
Quinpario Acquisition (St. Louis, MO), a special purpose acquisition company formed by former Solutia executives to fund specialty chemical buyouts, has completed a $172.5-million initial public offering (IPO)....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Quinpario-IPO-raises-$172-5-million-for-specialty-chemical-acquisition-fund_54499.html
August 14, 2013
Trian Fund Management, led by activist investor CEO Nelson Peltz, has acquired a 0.6% stake in DuPont, according to regulatory filings....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Trian-reveals-small-DuPont-stake_54496.html
August 13, 2013
DuPont has adopted a cash payout severance plan for senior executives fired following a company takeover and also changed company bylaws regarding advance notice of shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/DuPont-adopts-executive-severance-and-bylaw-changes-in-advance-of-Trian-stake-disclosure_54468.html
August 13, 2013
“We now have the requisite permits in hand to initiate construction of the cracker and polyethylene units, and remain in the first-mover position, leading the way as the US petrochemical industry announces significant expansions of capacity as a result of shale resource development,” says Ron Corn, v.p./corporate planning and development....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-cracker-and-PE-projects-gain-environmental-permits_54456.html
August 12, 2013
Chemical majors are collaborating with biotechnology companies to develop chemicals derived from renewable feedstocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Industrial-biotechnology-Chemical-building-blocks-from-renewable-resources_54373.html
August 9, 2013
Quinpario Acquisition (St. Louis), a blank check acquisition vehicle led by former Solutia executives to purchase specialty chemicals and materials businesses, has priced a planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Quinpario-prices-IPO-for-specialty-chemical-buyout-vehicle_54403.html
July 31, 2013

Ineos says its has started commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol at its Indian River BioEnergy center joint venture at Vero Beach, FL. The first ethanol shipments from the plant, the first US facility to produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale, will be made in August.

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http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Ineos-begins-waste-to-ethanol-production-at-Florida-plant_54103.html
July 31, 2013
Pershing Square Capital Management (New York), run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has acquired a 9.8% stake in Air Products, according to regulatory filings. The firm says in the filing that Air Products “is undervalued and is an attractive investment.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Hedge-fund-Pershing-Square-acquires-9-8-percent-stake-in-Air-Products_54108.html
July 29, 2013
A surge in revenues and profits from shale gas helped lift US chemical profits in 2012—and took executive pay along with them. This year’s CW survey shows that the median increase for the 37 CEOs who held the same title in 2012 and 2011 was 19%, up from the 7.7% jump in 2011. Of the 43 total CEOs reported this year, only 5 changed from 201—showing a consistency in leadership over the past few years....
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Executive-compensation-CEOs-post-gains-as-profits-rebound_53911.html
July 26, 2013
Dow Chemical has agreed to sell its styrenics unit, Styron, to Bain Capital (Boston) for $1.63 billion. The sale is part of the company’s continuing efforts to mend its balance...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Dow-Sells-Styron-to-Bain-Capital-for-$1-63-Billion_25358.html
July 26, 2013
Dow Chemical says it has completed the sale of its styrenics unit, Styron, to Bain Capital (Boston) for $1.63 billion. The company placed Styron up for sale in July 2009 and announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Dow-Completes-Sale-of-Styron-Business_27502.html
July 26, 2013
Styron has appointed Richard Diemer, Jr. as its new executive v.p. and CFO. Diemer was formerly senior v.p. and CFO of Albemarle. He succeeds Celso Goncalves, who will remain with...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Styron-Names-Three-Vice-Presidents_29117.html
July 26, 2013
Live from
K-ShowStyron has assumed ownership of Dow Chemical's 50% stake in the Sumitomo Dow Ltd. (Tokyo) polycarbonate (PC) joint venture. Sumitomo Chemical holds the other 50% of the jv. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/K2010-Styron-Takes-Dows-Stake-in-PC-Venture-with-Sumitomo_30478.html
July 26, 2013
Styron announced today the appointment of Martin Pugh as senior v.p. and business president/plastics effective 1 March 2013. Pugh will be a member of the executive leadership team...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Styron-appoints-Martin-Pugh-as-plastics-business-president_48976.html
July 26, 2013
Bain Capital (Boston) is planning a $1.6-billion initial public offering (IPO) of Styron, reports say. Bain purchased Styron from Dow Chemical last year, and Dow retains a 7.5% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Bain-Planning-Styron-IPO_33377.html
July 26, 2013
Styron will change its name to Trinseo later this year. Private Equity firm Bain Capital (Boston) bought Styron from Dow Chemical in June 2010 for $1.63 billion. Styron product lines...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Styron-to-Change-Name-to-Trinseo_34084.html
July 26, 2013
Pappas: Styron, soon Trinseo, seeks listing. Styron has filed with U.S. regulators for a proposed initial public offering (IPO), seeking to raise as much as $400 million. The filing is...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Bain-Capitals-Styron-Files-for-$400-Million-IPO_36013.html
July 26, 2013
Styron has appointed John Feenan as executive v.p. and CFO, effective January 16. He will also serve on Stryon’s executive leadership team. Feenan joins Styron from JMC Steel...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Styron-Appoints-CFO_40242.html
July 26, 2013
Styron Europe has announced a price increase of €110/m.t. ($144) across its polystyrene (PS) range, including its general-purpose PS and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Styron-announces-&euro110m-t-PS-increase-on-the-back-of-rising-feedstock-costs_48803.html
July 26, 2013
Styron has proposed changes for the settlement of monthly polystyrene (PS) contacts in Europe, calling for contracts to close in the first week, but not later than the tenth working...
http://www.chemweek.com/lab/Styron-Seeks-Changes-to-Polystyrene-Contract-Settlements-in-Europe_42157.html
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